There are a variety of different types of flea and tick medications, including topical treatments, oral medication and flea and tick collars. To be effective, the medications rely on chemicals that paralyzes and/or kills fleas or ticks at their various life stages, said Susan O’Bell, DVM at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center. Common chemicals found in these medications include permethrins, fipronil, amitraz and diatomaceous earth that are responsible for killing the bugs before they can lay eggs on your pet’s skin.
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Oral flea and tick medications are pills or tablets that treat and prevent infestations. Afoxolaner, fluralaner, nitenpyram, spinosad These medications are absorbed and secreted into the sebaceous glands. The ingredients are neurotoxic to the insects. Most products are given as a flavored pill, though some pets may require you to hide the medication in another food product. Pets do not need to be isolated from other pets or children after administration. Varies from once a day to once every 12 weeks. Use as directed. May cause vomiting in some pets. Less commonly seen side effects are , itching, excessive salivation, or rarely, seizures. Make sure to give the dose appropriate for your pet’s weight and species. Should not be given to pets with an allergy to pork as pork proteins are often used for flavoring. Fleas: Capstar (for daily use), Comfortis, TrifexisNote: Sentinel contains an ingredient to stop the development of flea larvae but does not kill adult fleas.Fleas and ticks: Bravecto (every 12 weeks), Nexgard, (for monthly use). Image: / via
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I will never feed my dogs any pills for fleas again. After reading this forum post I went ahead and researched this and there are so many things that ca go wrong with such a “regular” pill. Most of us will not even wonder how dangerous can an oral flea medication be.
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